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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: What to expect from Future Hospitality Summit


Future Hospitality Summit – a virtual conference being developed to explore big ideas and tackle the challenges facing the hospitality industry – is set to take place live from Riyadh next month

News: IATA calls for universal testing to rebuild aviation confidence


The trade body said accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic testing before departure was a preferable alternative to quarantine measures.

News: Shapps to address ABTA Travel Convention next month


The secretary of state for transport, Grant Shapps, will be speaking at the annual Travel Convention. The show will return for 2020 as a one-day virtual event on October 14th.

News: Fred. Olsen unveils new Balmoral itineraries


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched eight new itineraries for its ship, Balmoral, including a number of regional departures from Portsmouth next summer.

News: Travel industry critical of Sturgeon holiday comments


The Scottish tourism industry has reacted with anger to comments from first minister Nicola Sturgeon advising against booking holidays overseas next month.

News: Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong South opens in China


Drawing inspiration from the vibrant energy and lush greenery of Pudong District, the hotel is designed to create a contemporary urban retreat that connects guests with nature.

News: British Airways takes Flying with Confidence course online


The course is now being offered as an interactive webinar, to give attendees every detail on how an aircraft flies. More than 50,000 people have taken part since the course began.

News: Bartlett seeks to position Jamaica as resilience hotspot


Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has said his team will be developing a Tourism Supplies Hub to help to position the Caribbean destination as a logistics centre in the region.

News: New safety protocols adopted as cruise sector prepares for relaunch


Cruise Lines International Association has confirmed it will adopt a new set of health protocols as part of a phased-in, highly controlled resumption of operations in North America.

News: Lufthansa to make further cuts as travel demand falls


German flag-carrier Lufthansa has confirmed it will cut further jobs in addition to the 22,000 redundancies already announced. An additional 50 aircraft will also be removed from the fleet.

News: One at Palm Jumeirah nears completion


One at Palm Jumeirah Is preparing to open in the United Arab Emirates, with two if its three of its luxurious penthouse properties already sold for record-breaking prices

News: Whitbread to cut 6,000 jobs as furlough scheme ends


The company, which operates the Premier Inn chain of hotels, said the move was necessary following a slump in travel following the Covid-19 outbreak.

News: Bench Events unveils plans for Future Hospitality Summit in Saudi Arabia


Bench Events has revealed the first details of the upcoming Future Hospitality Summit. Organised alongside the ministry of tourism in Saudi Arabia, the event will take place live from Riyadh.

News: Aeroflot to relaunch further international routes


Aeroflot has confirmed that international services between Russian capital Moscow and Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Kazakhstan will restart over the next week.

News: Early closing branded a ‘crushing blow’ to UK hospitality


All pubs, bars and restaurants in England must close by 22:00 from Thursday the government had ordered, to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

News: FCM research reveals slow recovery in business travel sector


Fifty per cent of organisations have begun travelling again, but with stipulations, according to the third phase of a combined multinational survey by the global travel management company.

News: to cut staff as travel demand slumps has confirmed it will begin a redundancy consultation with a number of staff as the travel sector continues to battle the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

News: Kimpton Fitzroy London reopens to guests


Located in Bloomsbury, the striking landmark building will welcome guests in its stunning rooms and suites, as well as the magnificent Palm Court for all-day dining.

News: Princess Cruises cuts two ships from fleet


Princess Cruises has announced the sale of two of its ships, Sun Princess and Sea Princess, as part of a wider shrinking of the fleet at owner Carnival Corporation.

News: Catto takes up chief marketing role with Travelport


Jennifer Catto is an award-winning marketing executive, with two decades of leadership experience at both fast-growth and established companies.

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